Howard County School ‘shooting victims’ lied
Today the paper ran a story I wrote about two 11-year-old Howard County boys whom alleged that they were shot by pellets on their way to school last week.
Police now say that the two lied.
At this point police do not know what prompted the two to fabricate the incidents. In addition, no charges have been filed against either youth.
What kind of punishment – if any -- do these two deserve?
The police department used a helicopter and its K-9 units to search for the suspect that the two boys lied about. In addition, the accusations caused a panic in the area. One school held indoor recess. Many said that the incidents reminded them of the sniper attacks of October 2002.
Should the two have to pay the police department for the time and resources spent on these false claims? You decide.